Movement Wisdom

Mini Yoga Teacher Training

Improve your personal practice, learn applied anatomy and deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy in 6 hours of workshops taken straight from Jess' full 200 Hour YTT.
Perfect for anybody who is thinking about starting a 200 hour teacher training.
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I truly loved the Mini YTT!

I already know that I want to take a full YTT some day, hopefully soon, and this mini course blew my mind!

What's cool is that there are snippets from different modules from the actual Movement Wisdom 200 Hour YTT. I learned so much! And, it looks professional, high quality, genuine and authentic at the same time.

I really, really loved it!

Linn H. from Norway

Did you ever wonder ... ?

"Why can't I go deeper in yoga pose XYZ? I've been practicing (and struggling!) for years and nothing seems to change?!"
"What is this 'Om' thing all about? I'd like to understand the meaning before I decide whether or not I'm comfortable chanting it at the end of class ..."
"How do teachers come up with their classes? Is there a reason for the order of the poses?"
"What is the history of meditation? Is it a religious practice? Are there different kinds of meditation?"
"What does the word 'Namaste' mean? And if I'm not of Indian descent, am I allowed to say it?"

Grab Your Spot For 6 Inspiring Workshops Taken Straight From Our Top-Rated 200 Hour YTT


Key Concepts of Yoga Philosophy

"Walk your talk" as a yogi!
Have you ever been to a yoga class that ended with chanting 'Om' or saying 'namaste' and wondered what these things actually mean? In this one hour video lecture Learn about the most common (and often misunderstood) concepts from yoga from our ancient friends in the east:
  • Om
  • Namaste
  • Guru
  • Karma
  • Maya
  • Moksha
  • Atman
  • Sadhana
  • Samskara
  • Sat-Chit-Ananda
  • Samsara

Vinyasa Flow & Sequencing

The true meaning of 'Vinyasa' + Class Sequencing

Curious how yoga teachers seem to magically create fun, creative, safe yoga flows for every class? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how I create my classes!

First, take a 75 minute vinyasa flow class, where you learn the original meaning of the words 'Vi-Nyasa' and apply this philosophy on the mat.

Then, join me as I explain how I created the sequence of the class.


Introduction to Meditation

Know Your Meditation Style

Did you know that most of the meditation techniques that you might practice these days do not come from the ancient, time-tested yoga tradition?

In this 70 minute audio lecture (which you can download) we first dive into the history of meditation in yoga and Buddhism, and understand key differences between the two. Then we learn about modern, Western meditation and take a look at how that differs from ancient meditation practices.


Yoga Anatomy - Bones & Ligaments

How Your Bones Affect Your Yoga

The yoga world has a deep, dark secret that most yoga practitioners and yoga teachers don't understand, and it's this: the size & shape of your bones has a massive impact on your yoga practice!

The truth is, some of us will never be able to do Lotus Pose, or the Splits, or Wheel Pose - not because our muscles aren't long and stretchy, but because of our bones! Learn all about it in this 50 minute workshop.


Personal Growth & Transformation

Find Your Core Values

The entire system of yoga was created to help us understand our true nature. Yoga was meant to help answer the question - "Who am I, deep down inside?"

This exercise brings you closer to your true Self. Define your core values - the feelings and characteristics that speak to your heart and help guide you through life in the best possible way.


Yin Yoga & Applied Anatomy

Why Can't I Go Deeper In This Pose?

Do you know why your forward fold stops where it does? Can you feel what part of your body stops your pigeon pose from going any deeper?

Unlock some of your body's unique mysteries on the mat by asking the question, "What stops me from going further in this pose?"

As you'll see in this 90 minute yin class, it's not always as simple as having tight muscles. Sometimes it is a flexibility issue, but other times, our bones hit up against each other, giving us no more room to go further into a pose, no matter how much we stretch and stretch.

I am so glad I decided to join the Mini YTT!

I really enjoyed finding out about bones, ligaments, tendons and fascia. So grounding to actually understand more about how our bodies are put together and function - and that we’re all different - yayy! Thanks Jess - very humorous!
Ruth B. from the UK

I really enjoyed this mini course!

It helped me understand more about our bodies...every skeleton is unique!
Indira P. from Venezuela

Every single hour gives me so much!

I love the explanations of the poses, and I am glad to have the videos to watch again to internalize all the information. It's also wonderful to be able to leave a comment or ask questions on each lesson. Jess always takes the time to respond and guide her students along the way!

I highly recommend the Mini YTT to everyone. You will find that it will be an absolute asset to you!

Tina G. from Germany
Hi, I'm Jess,

lead trainer of the Movement Wisdom School of Yoga, and teacher to over 800,000 yogis on the highly popular websites DoYou and YogiApproved.

I have guided countless passionate yogis like you through my teacher training programs both online and in-person. I help my students become smarter, wiser yoga practitioners and leaders in their communities.

The wisdom you will gain from these 6 workshops will make you a highly knowledgeable yogi and a stand-out human being!
If you're ready to learn deep wisdom from the ancient sages, improve your practice, and understand the science behind how yoga actually works, you're in the right place.

The Movement Wisdom 200 Hour Online YTT is the right fit if you are any of the following

A dedicated yoga student who has reached a stand-still in your learning with your normal studio or at-home classes and you want more
An employee (with the heart of a yogi) ready to turn what you love into a part- or full-time career and maybe even become your own boss
A certified yoga teacher who picked the wrong YTT the first time around, and is ready to get on track with a gold-star level training
A passionate yogi interested in taking your practice to new heights for your own benefit and out of curiosity for all that yoga has to offer

This training will give you the tools you need to transform your practice or teaching, and the clarity to decide if a full 200 hour YTT is right for you.

Enjoy 6 hours worth of yoga classes and lectures guaranteed to boost your your practice and your understanding of it!
Plus, when you sign up for the Mini YTT, we will plant 6 trees in your name! You will get a link to our tree planting page to see your climate positive action in real time!

Are you paying in EUR? You can use your credit card to sign up for any of the plans above. Your payment will automatically be converted to USD ($). We don't add additional fees but your credit card issuer might charge you a small fee, typically between 1 and 3% of the transaction (i.e. $0.25 - $0.75)

FAQs Your Fellow Movement Wisdom Mini YTT Students Asked Before Signing Up

There is no catch! The workshops offered in this Mini YTT cover some of the most fundamental information that we feel every single yoga practitioner needs to know.

So many yoga students have questions that not every yoga teacher can answer. So we decided to give you the answers you're looking for, and make this information available to all in a really affordable way.

This Mini YTT helps with things like -

  • "I really want to be able to do "X" pose and I can't figure out what's stopping me." The Yin class "What Stops Me" plus the yoga anatomy class on the bones and ligaments will give you the answers you're looking for.
  • "What is this "Om" thing all about? I want to understand it before I know whether or not I'm comfortable chanting it at the end of class with my teacher."
  • "How do teachers come up with their classes? Is there a reason for the order of the poses?"

And so much more. So, enjoy your 6 workshops at a price that everyone can take advantage of!